2017 is going to be a terrifying year. Now more than ever the phrase "Watching the world burn," seems accurate. What this means, simply, is that people have a choice. They can either watch passively as politicians attempt to strip away human rights, or they can get involved and do something.
Now obviously it's not as easy as "getting involved," especially for folks who don't come from backgrounds of organizing and/or activism. For many, the election of Donald Trump is the first time they've ever felt victimized by society — a feeling many may not understand nor know how to react to. It's normal, expected, and healthy to take time for yourself, however, it's also all of our responsibilities, as a collective humanity who doesn't want the world destroyed, to do our part.
One easy way to get started is to join action-oriented newsletters, as they lay out actions in clear, understandable ways. Some focus on issues across the spectrum, while others focus on one area in particular. Regardless of whether you focus on one issue or everything, doing something is important, because, unfortunately, Facebook posts and tweets don't do much unless they're part of some organized movement.
Below are five action-oriented newsletters to enhance your time and work on and off the computer.